GJF (1371) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2014 Deep red pour. Sweetish start, lots of malt (not so much rye). Simcoe and Citra hops really come through. Creamy body, bitter finish. Good.
Not sure what happened over the year, but this went from a really good rating last year, to pretty bad this year--not a pleasant after taste at all. No head. Meh.
dhatton (215) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark auburn body with limited light khaki head. Fruity nose of pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, with hints of malty goodness. Taste is earthy, pine, spicy finish. Good level of bitterness. Different and decent IPA.
markas101 (2057) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Ruby amber. Sweet malt and resin hop aroma. Sweet, a bit too sweet, then a more balanced hop finish.
jahshuwuh (514) - USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brownish ruby color with two finger light khaki head. Smells of citrus, tropical, pine, dank. Taste is tropical fruit sweetness on the front of the tongue with a piney tea like bitter on the back. Caramel malt with a spicy bitter half way through. A bit of a rye like bitter is present as well.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
terefere (305) - Durham, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours red&brownish, rocky tan head. Very nice aroma of flowers, biscuit, grass, citrus, sweet fruits. Taste: roasted malts, biscuit, citrus, caramel, coffee
OldMrCrow (2198) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle via Prufrock -- thanks!
Brown pour, perhaps red tinted. Nice fluffy tan head. Aroma is subdued at first but comes out as the beer warms. Malty nose, a bit of heavy roast, some astringent resin, nothing like the hop aromatics of contemporary IPAs. Where is the citra and simcoe in this? I canít find them! Rather old-school resiny hop flavor, plenty of caramel, some stronger roasty notes, not bad in any way, but far short of exciting. More a complaint about the style (I could live without hoppy red ales quite easily) than about the crafting.
Prufrockstar (1580) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear chestnut pour, creamy head, good retention and lacing. Hop profile: citrus, spice and pine. Malt profile: biscuit, caramel, and bread. Nicely balanced. Moderately sweet, pleasant bitterness. Creamy texture, medium body, average carbonation. Overall: this "style" of beer (the heavily-hopped but still assertively malty beer) is pretty much completely missing from my diet these days, and I donít really ever crave a beer like this, but this ainít bad.
coldbrewky (1521) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Multipack of Sierraness. Without pouring it in the glass one has a lightly hoppy full bodied malt based beer with a twang for a finish. A decent drinker as this is my second of the afternoon. decent with pistachios and cheese.
theOptimator (340) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is grassy citrus aroma hopping with a dark caramel biscuit malt lingering. Appearance is ruby red brown, crystal clear with small off white head. Taste is dark biscuit caramel with firm bittterness. Not roasty but thinking about it. Grassy earthy citrus hop aroma present but not as pronounced as aroma. Palate is medium and crisp but with some residual body. Overall an excellent beer. Almost a hoppy brown as the roastyness is almost there... but either way this is a nice beer that works. Bought in a sampler, would buy this in a full case.
smaynard6000 (816) - Apopka, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark red color with small beige head. Aroma is piney and citrusy hops with just a touch of caramel malt. Well balanced, alternating between sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Enjoyable.
tfontana (211) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in pint glass. From Signal Variety Plaistow NH. Aroma is bread, dough, grass, hay. Appearance is beautiful clear reddish brown with very mild sparkle and less than finger-width beige head and minimal lacing. Taste is mix of sweet and bitter with bitter-dominant finish. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thin texture and lively carbonation. Overall, not much hoppiness, which is odd, but more of a malty character which seems to fit the transition-to-fall theme well, nonetheless.